Manuscripts of “Jame Al-hekayat” to be edited, published
Iranian researcher Mohammad Jafari Ghanavati is editing 15 volumes of the most significant manuscripts of “Jame Al-hekayat”. So far one copy of the new editions has been released and the 2nd work is ready for publication.
IBNA: “Jame Al-hekayat” (lit. Compiler of stories) is one of the oldest and most common titles of mostly anonymous Persian story collections, dating from the 13th to the 19th century.
Some 60 manuscripts of the book are kept in different libraries throughout the world which are different in narrations.
He added: “15 manuscripts of “Jame Al-hekayat” are more significant. One of the most important manuscripts is kept at Astan Quds Razavi library; it holds 46 stories and I edited them with Pegah Khadish. The work was released last march and it was indeed welcomed warmly.”
The other significant manuscript is kept at Pakistan’s Ganj Baksh library. I have finished editing it and it is supposed to be released by Qatreh by the next few months, he added.
Currently I am working on the 3rd work which is kept at London’s India Office Records. It holds 52 fictions and I am editing it with Khadish, he added.
The next work will be the edition which is kept at Saint Petersburg library, he finally said.
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